Economic Development

GSLI provides full-service economic development consulting services to growing communities. From community marketing to lead generation, print media to online advertising, no other company uses dual experience to leverage a community’s assets to attract new business investment.

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GSLI can put you on the map with your targeted prospects.

With over 26 years of experience advising corporate site location projects, GSLI leverages experience to help bridge the knowledge gap between communities and growing companies.

GSLI helps communities position themselves for long-term success through programs and advisory services that can align with your community’s specific business attraction needs. We understand that EDOs have a significant workload that comes with their positions. Our goal is to help facilitate critical relationships and connections with key site location decision-makers to help EDO professionals work smarter, quicker and more cost-effectively.

Our services listed below can be tailored or bundled to your specific business goals and needs.

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Services To Attract More Jobs

GSLI leverages over 26 years of consulting experience to help our EDO partners locate new projects and create new relationships with their targeted prospects. Our services listed can be bundled so let us help find the perfect fit for your toughest challenges.

Business Attraction - Prospect Marketing

Increase your community’s project pipeline instantly! This program delivers 100% qualified project leads while leveraging your budget to maximize your success. Stop chasing, qualifying & following up with prospects. Exclusively work confidential projects interested in your state.

Business Attraction - Email Marketing Campaign

Target industry decision-makers with consistent and timely messaging, all without lifting a finger. GSLI’s strategically assists communities with build relationships with key decision-makers through a customized multi-step email marketing program.

Business Retention

We partner with economic development organizations to elevate current relationships and offerings to high-value, high-opportunity local businesses. GSLI creates custom automated campaigns to help EDOs cultivate strong relationships and prepare for their business’s evolving needs.

Website

GSLI creates websites to help communities spotlight their regional assets and resources to attract new companies and site locators. Lack of visibility, tangible resources & regional data creates a huge barrier for your EDO to grow! GSLI offers custom solutions fit for your biggest challenges with business attraction.

Community Video

Though site selectors aren’t local to your area, GSLI can help tell your story in a customized and impactful way. We create a visual guide for site selectors to understand your resources, assets and commitment to growth. Help position your community as a competitive leader in economic development.

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See What Communities Are Saying About GSLI

One of the reasons I attended the Home Delivery World Show was to evaluate how ya’ll “worked” a show. I was totally blown away by how GSLI’s staff handled the booth visitors and exhibitors as we walked the show. They were able to quickly and clearly explain our group and what GSLI does while gathering information to evaluate the prospect.
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Rick Clifton

President & CEO

Covington County EDC & Business Development Center

GSLI’s industrial company leads are well-curated and “real deals”. GSLI is the leader in economic development resources and support. The GSLI team is helpful, they totally understand economic development, and are just wonderful to work with. They are all experts. GLSI provides excellent corporate expansion and relocation opportunities that our community can serve for their long-term success.
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Michael Looney

Vice President of Economic Development

San Angelo, TX Chamber of Commerce

GSLI Elite Cities Project Portal provides front door access to businesses looking for the best location and new expansion site. It’s all about the one-on-one working relationship that produces growth of new high-tech businesses and jobs for us.
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Teresa McKnight

CEO

Regional Economic Development of Eastern Idaho

The GSLI Project portal is very attractive as it assists with project flow updates and tracking. The staff is always very willing to assist and always pleasant. The increased project exposure and ability to track projects in our pipeline allows us to focus on the results of our attraction goals. The Portal also allows me to see what types of projects are actively seeking locations and allows me to pivot our own marketing to focus on those types of projects.
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Chuck Scott

President

Emporia RDA

The professionalism of staff and leadership is outstanding. GSLI is a resource for qualified leads that we can take responsibility for managing our opportunities in landing projects through the coaching and other services offered by GSLI.
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Larry Hall

Executive Director

Jerome 2020, Inc

The Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance chose to partner with GSLI during the pandemic, because our core business of marketing and recruitment was greatly diminished due to travel restrictions. The project pipeline brought by GSLI allowed us to diversify our lead channels and to grow our communities’ exposures to a variety of businesses. The projects GSLI brings to the table are diverse in industry and size which affords us the ability to position more of our communities as future location opportunities for GSLI clients. We have also greatly appreciated the updates and feedback on projects provided by the GSLI staff.
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Eric Montgomery

Vice President Business Development

Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance

I looked to colleagues to see what they’d recommend. Working with GSLI was hands down the number one recommendation. For the first time, I feel like I have an ally who will take the time to get to know my community and help me capitalize on what we have to offer. With GSLI’s help, I’m looking forward to finding those projects that are the perfect fit
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Patrick Vanderpool

Executive Director

Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation

Selecting a company to build a website can be a bit daunting. We selected GSLI and it has been a delight to work with Corresta and her team! The creativity and input put forth has been great. I can honestly say the overall input and the lead they took made our ideas better and they went above and beyond to help on different things. We now have a complete and scalable website we can say we are proud of again!
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Diane Drussell

Assistant Director

Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation

The new portal is fantastic and everything from the color scheme to the layout of the dashboard is well thought out and organized. Makes our job a whole lot easier.
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Stacie Henn

Business Development Manager

Prince William County, Virginia

This is the best concept in the Economic Development industry. Matching companies to locations with the Project Portal and the live calls is powerful and effective. It saves me an enormous amount of time.
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Michael Matthes

Executive Director

PACT - Promoting Appanoose & Centerville Together

Our Coach, Amanda Tompkins, on the GSLI Team made the process of joining the Project Portal seamless and has actively reviewed our submissions to projects. Not only that, she offered additional advice that was helpful. Other members of the GSLI team have equally been responsive, like Brooke Edwards, who has also been wonderfully helpful and answered any questions we’ve had. I’ve enjoyed working with your team, so far, they’ve been very diligent and open to any suggestions or ideas; a great team to be a part of and work with!
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Kelci Avery

Director of Marketing & Research

Economic Development Partnership

GSLI has provided us with numerous projects that they have come across. I especially like the fact that we can have a ‘live’ discussion with the company to hear from them things that may be new to the project features.
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Brenda Daniels

Economic & Community Development

Electricities of North Carolina

The GSLI Elite Cities Trade Show Tour

GSLI has an exciting national tour of trade shows and conferences that will put us and our ELITE Cities in front of over 300,000 exhibitors and attendees. Each show is an excellent opportunity to learn what different industries are seeking in new sites and a great way to shake hands and build personal relationships that turn into projects.